September 17 – October 8
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Fee:$113, plus $7 for materials payable to instructor and ask for a materials list upon enrollment
Instructor: Nancy Gehrig
This class is all about color and techniques specific to colored pencils. You will learn how to get vibrant greens, rich reds and yellows using layering to build color. Our subject matter will be the bounty of the summer garden. We will review the different types of pencils available and how the paper surface affects the drawing. Hands-on instruction and individual attention provided as you work with the layering technique. Expect to complete a drawing of a simple botanical subject. This class will be helpful for artists at any level.
Nancy Gehrig grew up in Wisconsin and loved drawing from early on which led to a degree in Fine Arts. Her career started in Medical Illustration and Graphic Design. Owning a small hobby farm developed her passion for gardening and the natural world. Nancy has shown her work in London with the Royal Horticultural Society and her work has been included in exhibitions at The New York Botanical Garden, The Phoenix Art Museum, and Filoli in California. She has also shown with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and regionally in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. She also teaches Colored Pencil and Drawing at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art in Minneapolis. Nancy has also taught Colored Pencil at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Nancy’s work will be featured in an upcoming exhibit at The Phipps of work by members of the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Arts, December 6, 2019 through January 12, 2020.